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Before Dan Bugge became the owner of Matt's in the Market restaurant in Seattle, Washington, he spent eleven years as a "fish thrower" at the famed Pike Place Fish Market - where fishmongers literally throw fish over the walkway between the ice display and the checkout counter.
Given his fin-omenal background, we seized this oppur-tuna-ty to learn how to achieve that perfect filet of fish - not to be confused with the Filet-o-Fish - every time .
Five Tips for Cleaning Fish: Dan Bugge
New Orleans, Louisiana (CNN) - I'm standing in a land of culinary legends with steaming bowls of turtle soup, plates of deliciously seasoned Louisiana blue crabs, Creole cochon de lait, and too many delectable desserts to imagine swirling past on the raised trays of waiters.
The smell of some of the world's finest cooking fills the air, along with the steady hum of expertise as each piece of beef is seared, each shrimp broiled, each crusty baguette done to perfection.
This is the kitchen at the New Orleans landmark, Commander's Palace, where Paul Prudhomme, Emeril Lagasse and so many others have sharpened their knives and palates. And in the cherished seat of executive chef these days, Tory McPhail knows he is not merely presiding over a history of gastronomic excellence, but also building up a cornerstone of this city's comeback from Katrina.
Every so often, we're highlighting a local or regional blogger we think you ought to know about. We can’t be everywhere at once, so we look to these passionate eaters, cooks and writers to keep us tapped into every facet of the food world. Consider this a way to get to know a blog’s taste buds, because, well, you should. Note: Today's featured blogger is a friend and former colleague of our managing editor.